- Art Tours
- Creating En Plein Air : Wednesday
- Drawing in the Glass Tower, Green Square Library : Aug 2019
- Drawing Outdoors, Green Square and Beyond : Aug 2019
- Flowers and Watercolour Workshop with Susie Murphie : June 2019
- Pastel & Charcoal Workshop with Judy Drew : Sept 2019
- Life Drawing Workshop with Noel Thurgate : Sept 2019
- En Plein Air Masterclass with Noel Thurgate : Nov 2019
- Cats, Dogs & Other Animals – Watercolour Painting with Susie Murphie : Nov 2019
- Portrait Masterclass with Noel Thurgate : March 2020
- WEA courses
- Past Events
- Red Cow Farm, Southern Highlands : April 2019
- Travel Sketching & Watercolour Workshop with Susie Murphie : February 2019
- Ephemeral Workshop with Shona Wilson : November 2018
- Life Drawing Workshop with Noel Thurgate : September 2018
- Pastel and Charcoal Workshop with Judy Drew : September 2018
- Sado Island Japan : September 2018
- Indoor Ephemeral Workshop with Shona Wilson : July 2018
- En Plein Air Masterclass with Noel Thurgate 2018
- Shark Island & Taronga Zoo 2018
- Mudgee : April 2018
- A Weekend in Carcoar : March 2018
- Portrait Masterclass with Noel Thurgate 2018
- Norfolk Island : January 2018
- The Mergui Archipelago Myanmar : January 2018
- Watercolour Masterclass with Alvaro Castagnet 2017
- Shona Wilson Ephemeral Workshop 2017
- Life Drawing Workshop with Noel Thurgate 2017
- Pastel Masterclass with Judy Drew 2017
- A Walk through the Grampians : May 2017
- En Plein Air Masterclass with Herman Pekel
- A Weekend in Carcoar : March 2017
- Norfolk Island : January 2017
- Creating with Nature in Nature with Shona Wilson 2016
- Pastel Masterclass with Judy Drew 2016
- Kimberley & Purnululu July 2016
- Broken Hill & Beyond
- Flinders Ranges South Australia
- Watercolour Workshop with Joseph Zbukvic
- Life Drawing : Flamenco
- Pastel Masterclass with Judy Drew
- Corner Country NSW 2015
- Turkey & Greek Islands 2015
- The Magic of Turkey in June 2015
- France 2014
- North Vietnam & Laos 2014
- Broken Hill / Flinders Ranges / Mungo National Park
- Hobart 2013
- Andalucia, Spain 2013
- Morocco 2013
- Wanaka, New Zealand 2013
- Andalucia, Spain 2012
- Hill End Art Retreat , 2012
- Ross River, Australia 2012
Please join me amongst rolling green hills, framed by the spectacular Shoalhaven escarpment at the Drawing Rooms of Berry.
Just 2 hours south of Sydney this 15 acre retreat is less than 10 minutes drive along Woodville Mountain Road to Berry. The estate includes four luxurious private lodges with the famous Drawing Room Rocks bush walk on its doorstep.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Tuesday 31 March
Depart Sydney by private vehicle (approx 2 hours) or by train from Central to Berry (approx 3 hours).
Arrive at our accommodation early afternoon and relax in your lodge and around the 15 acre retreat.
Dinner on the terrace with our hosts Lissette and Nick, owners of the Drawing Rooms estate.
Wednesday 1 April
Breakfast in your lodge. Unwind from the city pace with a day creating art in different locations on Berry Mountain with a picnic lunch.
Many choices for dinner at a local restaurant in Berry or you may prefer dinner delivered to your lodge.
Thursday 2 April
Breakfast in your lodge. Explore Hampden Bridge, Kangaroo Valley with time to create en plein air or just relax and enjoy this beautiful area. https://visitkangaroovalley.com.au/hampden-bridge
Late afternoon exploration of galleries, boutiques and history around Berry.
Group dinner in Berry.
Friday 3 April
Farewell brunch with Nick & Lissette before departing to explore the area around 7 mile beach.
Return to Sydney early afternoon and avoid Friday evening traffic chaos in Sydney.
- 3 nights accom with breakfast Tue 31/3; Wed 1/4; Thu 2/4
- 2 lunches Wed 31/3; Thu 1/4
- 2 dinners Tue 31/3; Thu 4/4
- en plein air art sessions in gorgeous environments
- meals other than those listed
- NB: either self drive or join the private ‘people mover’ hire and split the cost (approx $200.00pp Sydney/return and around Berry environs). Exact cost quoted once number of passengers is known.
- You may prefer to take the train $2.50pp for seniors
WHAT TO BRING
- layered casual clothing for warm, cool or inclement weather
- sensible walking shoes
WHAT TO BRING – art materials
- any materials and surfaces you prefer (oils not recommended)
- for beginners – 2b pencil / sketch book /rubber
- optional: portable stool
- Three private lodges (Lyrebird / Rainforest / Wattamolla). Each lodge has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms; a fully equipped kitchen stocked with essentials and a private outdoor verandah with stunning landscape views.
- One ultimate luxury private lodge (Treetops) has 1 bedroom and ensuite with a fully equipped kitchen stocked with essentials, a private outdoor jacuzzi and verandah set amongst the trees and stunning landscape views.
- Lodges are set around the estate and offer total privacy.
Lyrebird / Rainforest / Wattamolla Lodges :
Lyrebird / Rainforest / Wattamolla Lodges :
$990.00 per room with ensuite
Lodge : Treetops
$1,250.00 if occupied by one person + $450.00 if occupied by two people.
This ultimate luxury lodge with private outdoor jacuzzi has only one large bed.
MAKE AN ENQUIRY
Please fill out the booking form and I will be in contact for payment.